NEXT STEPS

On July 13th Godley United Methodist Church held a Church Conference to vote on disaffiliating from the United Methodist Church. The conference was led by our District Superintendent Rev. Danny Tenney.

First of all, I would like to commend all of you who were present (and we had a full house) for the amazing Grace and love that was demonstrated by everyone during this very difficult and potentially divisive time. We came together in prayer and love allowing the Holy Spirit to bless all who were present. I would also like to thank you for the Grace and love that you showed our district superintendent and his district administrator Katherine Hunter. When the business of the meeting was concluded we were all able to part ways praying for blessings on all in the direction each have felt led to follow.

We had 77 professing members present at the meeting and 97.4% voted to disaffiliate from the United Methodist Church. Following this vote a second Church Conference was held, led by Buster Sowell, administrative chair of Godley UMC. In this meeting we voted on changing the name of our church to Godley Methodist Church. In a second vote we decided to affiliate with the Global Methodist Church. All three of these changes will take place as of November 1, 2022.

There is a special called meeting of the Central Texas Annual Conference that will be held on September 17, 2022, at Arborlawn United Methodist Church. This meeting is necessary to officially approve all of the Central Texas churches that are disaffiliating.

Since our church conference there are new updates regarding the disaffiliation costs. In an amazing blessing, that can only be credited to the working of the Holy Spirit, the unfunded pension liabilities that were a major portion of our exit costs have now been reduced to $0.00! What that means is we now only need to pay our apportionments for this year and any associated legal fees that exceed $1,000.00.

PRAISE GOD!

We are in the process of getting quotes to change the sign out front. This is a requirement of disaffiliation. A new sign will also be a blessing for this church. Please be in prayer for the funding needed to install a new sign to help bless our path forward.

 

 

Pastor Randy Tucker

972-977-3750

Pstrtucker@Gmail.com